December 12, 2019

Registration is Now Open!

The 24th Annual Insure the Uninsured Project Conference, Taking Bold Steps in Uncertain Times, will highlight the steps California is taking to improve health care and coverage in the state, against the backdrop of continuing uncertainty at the federal level.

Don’t miss this opportunity to reconnect with long-time colleagues, and meet new ones, as we collectively celebrate successes and problem-solve the remaining challenges!

Below you will find our 2020 Conference Agenda and all the details you will need to make the conference a success!

“The speakers were very knowledgeable, and the topics were current” – 2019 conference attendee

2020 Keynote Speakers

2020 Conference Agenda

Monday, February 24, 2020

Pre-Conference: Care Coordination in California’s Health Care Safety Net

12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Welcome and Introduction

12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Challenges and Opportunities in Coordinating Care and Services for Children

2:10 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. Break

3:25 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Emerging Best Practices in Care Coordination

Spirit of ITUP Annual Networking Dinner

5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Networking Reception

6:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Spirit of ITUP Networking Dinner

Please join us in honoring ITUP Executive Director, Deborah Kelch, who will be retiring after four years at ITUP. As this will be Deborah’s last ITUP conference as ED, we plan to have some fun!

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Opening Keynote

Mark Ghaly, MD, MPH, Secretary, California Health and Human Services Agency

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Transforming Medi-Cal and the Health Care Safety Net: Part I

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Transforming Medi-Cal and the Health Care Safety Net: Part II

11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Leading the Way: California’s ACA Exchange

Peter V. Lee, Executive Director, Covered California

11:50 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Luncheon Keynote

Emily Silverman, MD, Creator and Host, The Nocturnists

1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Networking Break

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Afternoon Workshop Sessions

Transforming Systems to Advance Health Equity
The Workforce Needs of a Transformed Health Care System
Fulfilling the Promise of Value-Based Care

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Universal Coverage and System Transformation

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Closing Keynote

Sandra R. Hérnandez, MD, President and CEO, California Health Care Foundation

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wrap Up

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Networking Reception

“Right conversations for the moment we live in” – 2019 conference attendee


Online registration closes on February 20, 2020.  Any registrations after this date will be processed on-site. No refunds will be issued after February 20, 2020.

This year ITUP has reserved a block of guest rooms at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento. Reserve your room online or by calling 1-800-325-3535 and mentioning the “ITUP” room block. Please note that room rate is available the nights of Monday, February 24th- Tuesday February 25th, 2020. If you need any additional nights for your stay, please contact


Being a sponsor is a great way to support the convening of a diverse group of policymakers, policy experts, researchers, advocates, health plans, and providers focused on advancing health reform in California.

ITUP is grateful for the support of sponsors and acknowledges them online, in marketing communications, conference materials, and onsite at the conference. Get involved today!

“This is the best conference I have been to so far!” – 2019 conference attendee

Tips From the Staff

ITUP staff offers this handy list of tips and tricks to help you make the most of the upcoming ITUP conference!

  • Register any special dietary requests when you sign up for the conference.
  • Limited Conference Scholarships may be available, contact
  • Share this link with colleagues and friends!

At the Conference:

  • Bring plenty of business cards for networking.
  • Bring a reusable water bottle.
  • Bring a charger for your electronic devices so you can take advantage of the ITUP Charging Stations!

Weather Tip: Sacramento temperature averages for February can range from a high of low 60’s, while overnight lows fall in the low 40’s, and it is very common to experience rain showers.

ITUP Funders and Conference Sponsors

ITUP is generously funded by the following core funders:

Core Funders




The ITUP 2020 Annual Conference is also supported by these sponsors:



Bronze                                                                                         Emerald

Harbage Consulting                                                                          Health Management Associates

Molina Healthcare                                                                              California Health Policy Strategies